Seed Savers Exchange Kale, Greenpeace (Organic)
- Green blistered leaves with purple stems
- Leaves grow 5.5 to 8.5 inches wide by 15 to 18 inches long
- Developed by the Greenpeace Experimental Farm in Britsh Columbia
- Excellent flavor is enhanced by frost
- 40 days from transplant
- New for 2021
- From the Collection
- Packet of 150 Seeds
Yes, this purple-stemmed Siberian kale is nutritious and delicious, producing crunchy, crisp leaves with a sweet flavor (made sweeter with frost!) and only a hint of bitterness. Green, slightly blistered leaves have lobed margins and purple petioles and measure 15.5-18.5" long and 5.5-8.5" wide. The variety hails from the Greenpeace Experimental Farm in British Columbia, Canada, a self-sufficient organic farming community formed in 1974 on Denman Island by Jim and Marie Bohlen, co-founders of the Greenpeace environmental organization. 40 days from transplant. Organic.
Learn To Grow It
This crop can be direct seeded into the garden 3-5 weeks before the last frost date, or you can start seedlings indoors around the same time. Transplant seedlings out after the danger of frost has passed.
Space your plants or seeds 14-18 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
If you want to use this crop or fresh eating harvest the small, young leaves. The outer leaves of the plant can be harvested for cooking greens as the plant grows.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.